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Report a bonfire and bonfire safety

Report a bonfire

If you have concerns over bonfires in your area please contact us. During office hours (Monday to Thursday 8.45am - 4.45pm and Friday 8.45am - 4.15pm) ring 0303 123 1020 or, outwith these hours, please ring our 24-hour hotline - 0800 242024 - and our bonfire hit squads will investigate. You will be asked for the address of where the fire is.

Bonfires and the Law

It is an offence under Section 56 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 for any person to lay or light a fire in a public place so as to endanger any other person or give them reasonable cause for alarm or annoyance or so as to endanger any property.

If you know anything about fires that have been started deliberately in your area, you can call the Crimestoppers Scotland hotline on 0800 555 111. All calls are anonymous - you do not have to give your name or personal details and you will not be asked to give evidence in court.

Fly-tipping during the bonfire and fireworks season is a major cause of fire and it is also a criminal offence. If you see fly-tipping or know of an area where there is a build-up of refuse or combustible material please contact us.

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